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St Mary’s Virtual Christmas Fair is back!

St Mary’s Virtual Christmas Fair is back!

Our Christmas Fair is back with an exciting programme of events to help you get into the festive spirit! From competitions to craft workshops, see the full programme here and details below.

Logo designed by Ziren S.

Our logo, pictured above, was designed by talented Art Scholar and Year 9 student, Ziren S. Ziren managed the whole process, from initial designs to final product, with a professional approach, tailoring her final design to best fit our school. We’d like to say a huge thank you to Ziren for her amazing graphic design skills!

Virtual Ready Steady Bake!

The Christmas Fair Bake Off Is On!

The categories are:

Best Christmas Biscuit for the Tree (6)

Most Original Christmas Fairy Cake (6)

Best Whole Celebration Cake (1)

£2 per entry

Winners will receive a baking goodie bag. To enter sign up here.

Then email a photo of your bake to

Closing date: Monday 29 November





St Mary’s Got Talent: Xmas Competition

Whatever your talent, send us a film of your routine by 26 November.

Your entry will be judged by our celebrity judge, Miles Western, stage and film actor and Laurence Olivier award winner

Entry fee £5. Entries welcomed from Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form.

See this link to register.

Registration deadline has been extended to 1 December. For more information, email

Sweets Jar

From 24 November a sweet jar will be placed in reception in the Senior School with instructions. Guess how many are in the jar for a chance to win it! The competition is free to enter, with three guesses per student. Please send your guesses to by 7 December.

'Happy Christmas' in different languages

We have such an impressive international representation of students at the school and thought it might be lovely to highlight that with a video of girls from different countries saying ‘Happy Christmas’ in their native language to share on our website.

If you are a day student (thank you to all our boarders have done this already!), then video yourself saying Merry Christmas in another language and send it to to be part of our video!

Christmas Jumpers

'Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to ramp up the jollity factor than a festive Christmas jumper purchase?

Head over to the Christmas Fair website, click on the ‘Christmas Jumper Shop’ link and be dazzled by glitter, unicorns and fluff.

All jumpers will be priced at £5 and all proceeds will go towards the Circle of Friends fundraising. A big thank you to everyone who donated a jumper!

Wreath Making Workshop

Thank you to all those who booked onto our Wreath Making Workshop.

The kits have been collected and we are looking forward to a forward to a fun afternoon with our fir cones and greenery.

Carols and Musical Performances

Next week we'll be circulating festive perfomances from our talented St Mary's musicians!